What we do

Local access forums (LAFs) are statutory bodies, introduced by the government through the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000.

They are independent advisory bodies set up to advise the local council and give fresh ideas on ways to improve public access and open-air recreation for the benefit of all.

In carrying out its functions, a LAF must also consider the needs of land management and the desirability of conserving the natural beauty of the area.

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People walking on a public right of way

Medway Local Access Forum needs you

We have vacancies for members who can represent people with disabilities and dog-walkers.

If you feel you could help improve access for all and would like to join a forum of like-minded people, please email PROW@medway.gov.uk.

Before you apply read our terms of appointment.